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List of famous people named Morris, along with photos. How many celebrities named Morris can you think of? The famous Morriss below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Morris, athletes named Morris, and even political figures named Morris. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Morris? Add them to the list.

If you watch a lot of television, you'll probably recognize actor Morris Chestnut. You probably know him best as the star of the Fox series Rosewood, where he plays the lead character Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. Other famous Morrisses include Morris Day, Morris Peterson, and Morris Panych.
  • BirthplaceCerritos, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor. He first came to attention for his role in the 1991 film Boyz N The Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on television  ...more

    #793 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#25 of 107 The Best African-American Film Actors#1712 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • The Time, also known as Morris Day and the Time and The Original 7ven, is an American musical group that was created in Minneapolis in 1981 by Prince. Their work has been a part of the formation of  ...more

    #1480 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#348 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#256 of 280 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

  • BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Russell Peterson Jr. (born August 26, 1977) is an American retired professional basketball player. He is also a cousin of former basketball player of the Indiana Pacers and the New York  ...more
  • BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Lee Claiborne is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for Louisiana State University and was recognized as an  ...more
  • BirthplaceCanada, Calgary


    Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor.  ...more
  • Dec. at 49 (1912-1962)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Louis Bernstein (November 28, 1912 – September 7, 1962), known professionally as Morris Louis, was an American painter. During the 1950s he became one of the earliest exponents of Color Field  ...more
  • Dec. at 83 (1919-2003)


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Kight (November 19, 1919 – January 19, 2003) was an American gay rights pioneer and peace activist. He is considered one of the original founders of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement  ...more
  • BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    Morris Cerullo (born October 2, 1931) is an American pentecostal evangelist. He has traveled extensively around the world for his ministry. He hosts Victory Today, a daily television program, and has  ...more
  • Dec. at 103 (1901-2004)


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Schwartz (April 3, 1901 – October 22, 2004) was an American photographic inventor, photographer and businessman. Born in Russia, Schwartz went to the United States in 1906 with his family,  ...more
  • BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Solomon Jr. (born March 15, 1944) is a convicted serial killer now sitting on death row in San Quentin, California.  ...more
  • BirthplaceSpeers, Saskatchewan, Canada


    Morris Eugene Lukowich (born June 1, 1956) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. He was a member of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and the National Hockey  ...more
  • Morris Michtom (1870 – July 21, 1938) was a Russian-born businessman and inventor who, with his wife Rose, invented the teddy bear in 1902. They founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company which, after  ...more
  • Dec. at 68 (1896-1964)

    BirthplaceDanville, USA, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Ankrum (born Morris Nussbaum, August 28, 1896 – September 2, 1964) was an American radio, television, and film character actor.  ...more
  • Age: 63

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, USA, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris E. Day (born December 13, 1957) is an American musician, composer, and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time.  ...more

    #2 of 13 Prince's All-Time Best Proteges#23 of 129 The Best Musical Artists From Minnesota#17 of 19 Everyone Who Has Ever Said 'F***' On 'Saturday Night Live'

  • Dec. at 98 (1902-2001)

    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Lapidus was the architect of Neo-baroque Miami Modern hotels that have since come to define the 1950s resort-hotel style synonymous with Miami and Miami Beach.  ...more
  • BirthplaceShorter, Alabama

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. (born December 16, 1936) is an American attorney who is known as the co-founder and former chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), based in  ...more
  • BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Hillquit (August 1, 1869 – October 8, 1933) was a founder and leader of the Socialist Party of America and prominent labor lawyer in New York City's Lower East Side. Together with Eugene V.  ...more
  • BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil


    Morris Albert (born Maurício Alberto Kaisermann; 7 September 1951 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.  ...more
  • Dec. at 89 (1898-1988)

    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris "Red" (also "Rusty") Rudensky (born Macy Motle Friedman; August 16, 1898 – April 21, 1988) was an American prohibition-era gangster, prominent cat burglar and safe-cracker. Later in his life  ...more
  • Dec. at 90 (1910-2001)

    BirthplaceFox, Oregon, Oregon

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Graves (August 28, 1910 – May 5, 2001) was an American painter. He was one of the earliest Modern artists from the Pacific Northwest to achieve national and international acclaim. His style,  ...more
  • Dec. at 84 (1910-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Cohen (July 2, 1910 – June 23, 1995), also known by his alias Peter Kroger, was an American convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union. His wife Lona was also an agent.  ...more
  • Dec. at 94 (1897-1992)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Carnovsky (September 5, 1897 – September 1, 1992) was an American stage and film actor. He was one of the founders of the Group Theatre (1931-1940) in New York City and had a thriving acting  ...more
  • Dec. at 58 (1909-1967)

    BirthplaceHolyoke, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Swadesh (; January 22, 1909 – July 20, 1967) was an American linguist who specialized in comparative and historical linguistics. Swadesh was born in Massachusetts to Bessarabian Jewish  ...more
  • Dec. at 69 (1919-1988)

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Morris Janowitz (October 22, 1919 – November 7, 1988) was an American sociologist and professor who made major contributions to sociological theory, the study of prejudice, urban issues, and  ...more
  • Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)

    BirthplaceSt Kilda, Australia


    Morris Langlo West AO (26 April 1916 – 9 October 1999) was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963) and The  ...more
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